Plank challenge flow

Hi friends! Hope you’re enjoying the day. I’m here relaxing at home after yesterday’s procedure, which went well! I’m thankful to my friend Erin for taking over the blog today with an awesome plank challenge yoga flow. I’ll be back with Friday Faves in the morning. <3

BEEP BEEP! Hold tight, beauties! I’m in the driver’s seat here at The Fitnessista today so let’s all grab a drink– err, wait– back up. First let’s take this analogy out of the car and into my house where we can hang out safely, shall we?


Bad Yogi

Anyway, HI! My name is Erin Motz, I’m the co-founder of Bad Yogi, and I have a confession: I used to think yoga was only for old people and lazy fitness types who wanted to do some kind of activity without actually having to work hard. This sounds horrible, I know, especially coming from a yoga teacher, but I’m just being honest here!

The struggle is real

Of course it didn’t take long for yoga to put me in my place and prove itself to be a seriously legitimate way to get stronger and healthier, and I’m not just saying that. Take planks, for example.

Plank is one of those poses that I love to hate. It feels great once I’m done, but is kind of evil in the midst of it. I was pretty much sold when I heard Dr. Oz say a few years back that it was the best exercise you can do for your core. This little fact has been touted all over the internet since then and I’m a believer. I can definitely tell the difference in my midsection when I’ve been working this pose in to my routine regularly and when I’ve been slacking. It definitely keeps the posture right and the middle pulled in nicely.

Plank Challenge

Even as a yogi, planks have their place. In this quick 14-minute session, we’re building up the burn with some serious plank work that’ll leave you feeling like Super Woman. Dr. Oz failed to mention this little benefit, but you can trust me– I’m a yoga teacher 😉

Now go ahead and try this one on for size and let me know what you think!


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Bad Yogi Lifestyle Tip #3: Wine pairs nicely with yoga pants

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  1. Sam @ Barrister's Beet on March 31, 2016 at 6:45 am

    Love your tips and get wait to try this routine this weekend! Thanks for sharing. Look forward to checking out your site.

  2. Ashley @ Down Home Duo on March 31, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Definitely need to try this! Side planks are my nemesis 🙂 They are something that I’m not good at, so I just don’t do them. Probably not the right answer. Your site looks great!

  3. Heather @ Life In Leggings on March 31, 2016 at 7:37 am

    The Struggle Is Real picture = awesome. I love everything about this post!

  4. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on March 31, 2016 at 7:49 am

    That picture sums about why I can never get into yoga. My brain is just everywhere!

  5. Jackie on March 31, 2016 at 8:32 am

    I love Erin:) Been following her for a while now and love her email list to get FREE classes. They are always unique, fun and fast. Trying this plank class now.

  6. Becky @ The Bex Factor on March 31, 2016 at 8:40 am

    I love Erin! Thanks for sharing this free class, I can’t wait to try it out tonight!!

  7. Samantha on March 31, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Awesome!! Can’t wait to try this out tonight 🙂 Thanks

  8. Tracy on March 31, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Happy to hear the procedure went well, Gina!! Wishing you a speedy recovery! <3

  9. Bethany on March 31, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Hope your recovering well!

  10. Cara's Healthy Cravings on March 31, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Thanks Erin, I looks forward to giving this flow a go today.!

  11. Jennifer on April 1, 2016 at 6:20 am

    The sad part is that the picture of the girl with her thoughts is me constantly…like having 10 tabs open in your web browser at a time. But in reality, wine really does pair well with yoga pants! 😉

  12. masala girl on April 3, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    that picture is so me during yoga! hah. i can usually shush it half way through shavasana 🙂 and i just did the plank flow! the surprise after the side planks got me good! oopf.

  13. Sebastian on April 3, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Thanks for sharing these great tips! 🙂 I will try this at home tonight! 😀

  14. Lovisa Karlsson on April 9, 2016 at 3:44 am

    Hi ! Thanks for sharing great info. But but like the video most which you have shared . I like yoga exercises which benefits me a lot. I am itself a fitness trainer and works a lot of research in this regard.

  15. Rebecca Dawkins on May 3, 2016 at 4:07 am

    Thanks for the amazing write-up, enjoyed it. I am surely going to try this at home. Thanks again!

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